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clean the woodwork in a home

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I want to say in Spanish;

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updated NOV 18, 2009
posted by burgoslydia42

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I am doing a translation for an outfit that does cleaning in homes. Yes, exactly: they are referring to 'woodwork' as everything made of wood: shelves, end tables, coffee table, ceiling fan blades, frames of paintings, hand rails, lamp bases, bookcases, furniture, floors, doors, etc?

I too, find to mean working with wood as in carpentry, cabinet making, etc.

In my dictionary: Harper Collins 6th edition I find the word to mean woodwork. I just want to check it out to see if anyone of the experts have heard the term used in this manner. Thank you.

updated NOV 18, 2009
posted by burgoslydia42
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Our dictionary defines woodwork, but as someone who has done his share of carpentry work I suggest you be more explicit. To me woodwork is wood trim around doors, windows, floors, ceilings, etc. to distinguish things from drywall, electrical covers, etc. Mask off the woodwork and plastic covers and paint everything else.

Are you saying that you want the baseboard and shelves dusted or are you talking about everything made of wood: shelves, end tables, coffee table, ceiling fan blades, frames of paintings, hand rails, lamp bases, bookcases, furniture, floors, doors, etc?

updated NOV 18, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
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